IG page: http://instagram.com/citygear
Being a sneakerhead in the internet age means getting familiar with tons of shops you may never even see with your own eyes. Even if you’re not familiar with City Gear’s over 100+ locations throughout the South and Midwest, their IG page is a great place to keep in mind as release dates draw near.
IG page: http://instagram.com/shiekhshoes
Another retailer that the run-of-the-mill sneakerhead may overlook, Shiekh Shoes also has a JB account. Don’t sleep on Shiekh…especially if you reside on the west coast.
IG page: http://instagram.com/ryo_chi23
An IG page where you might not get exact release dates on upcoming Jordan drops, but ryo_chi23’s page is one of the go-tos for early peeks at the sneaker world’s upcoming hotness.
IG page: http://instagram.com/sneakernews
Another one of the most trusted names in the sneaker world, Sneaker News is a must follow….plain and simple.
IG page: http://instagram.com/sneakerpolitics
As the old addage goes: a picture’s worth a thousand words. And the good folks over at Louisiana’s Sneaker Politics have been killing the sneaker photo game for a few years now. Just hit their IG page and have a look at some of that good old sneaker porn. #SFW
IG page: http://instagram.com/jumpman23
Duh, this one’s a no-brainer. Now, they may not have the most up-to-the-minute breaking news on Jordan releases, but the brand’s IG page is the place to go for official info and of course, those beautiful product shots. The key word here is: OFFICIAL.
IG page: http://instagram.com/footaction
Footaction didn’t get to be one of the biggest sneaker retailers in the game without the pedigree to back it up. Check their IG page and take in all those beautiful sneaker shots, while also taking note which Jordans they’ll be stocking.
1973 By Mr. R
IG page: http://instagram.com/1973Miami
Formerly just Mr. R Sports, 1973 Miami is one of South Florida’s hottest sneaker spots. And their IG page ain’t bad either.
IG page: http://instagram.com/thesocialstatus
Holding it down for Pittsburgh and North Carolina, Social Status has their IG game on point. They’ve also got some pretty dope products photographers over there. Nice hustle boys.
IG page: http://instagram.com/shoepalace/
If you don’t already know, Shoe Palace is a sneaker retailer that’s been holding it down in multiple southwestern states for a couple decades now. Selling Jordan product both in-store and online, peep their IG page and enjoy the alley-oop.
IG page: http://instagram.com/footlocker
If you’ve been in the game long enough, you’re probably already following Foot Locker on Instagram. But if you’re new around these parts, their IG page is a can’t miss resource for all your Jordan release needs, especially ones that may only end up in store at a House of Hoops location.
IG page: http://instagram.com/solefly
If you’ve never heard of Miami’s SoleFly, you probably just became familiar as a result of their recent friends-and-family Jordan III collab. Pop over to their IG page and get down.
Kicks on Fire
IG page: http://instagram.com/kicksonfire
Kicks on Fire is another fan-favorite in the sneaker blog game. And they’ve got their IG game on lock, always staying up with the latest that’s set to drop.
IG page: http://instagram.com/oneness287
Kentucky’s leader in dope footwear has a great Instagram page to boot. Great product shots and top-notch customer service, Oneness is a must-follow in the social media sneaker game.
IG page: http://instagram.com/solecollector
More than a blog, more than a magazine, Sole Collector is a phenomenon. From crazy-dope sneaker collabs to breaking news on all the latest Jordan info (and more), Sole Collector is one of the front-runners in the sneaker world.
IG page: http://instagram.com/oregonsole
Okay, so Oregon Sole and his IG page may not be your go-to spot for release dates. But, one look through his page and you’ll see why it’s one of our favorites and one you must follow if you’re a Jordan head.
IG page: http://instagram.com/sneakersnstuff
One of our favorite international footwear shops is Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff. Way more than just Jordans, SNS is a must-follow, and even more so for those who live in London as they just opened up a new shop, their third overall location.
IG page: http://instagram.com/extrabutter
One of top boutiques in NY, now with two locations, Extra Butter has its IG game down pat. All the latest and greatest from Jordan Brand, sweet collabs, and all the rest of your favorites. Don’t sleep on Extra Butter.
Bows and Arrows
One of the Bay Area’s best sneaker shops, Berkeley’s Bows & Arrows has an excellent Instagram presence. Not only do they carry the dopest new Jordans, but their product shot game is on point too.
IG page: http://instagram.com/jimmyjazzstores
One of the best tactics to make sure you come away happy on Jordan release day, is to stay one step ahead of the competition. Don’t forget that Jimmy Jazz has a Jordan Brand account and they sell online too. They’ve been helping many cop for quite some time now.
IG page: http://instagram.com/nicekicks
You already know Nice Kicks is one of the top names in the sneaker blog game and they also have a fantastic Instagram page to keep you briefed on all the latest Jordan drops.
IG page: http://instagram.com/finishline
Over the past few years, Finish Line has done a great job of outpacing other big-box sneaker retailers. Picking great product, like our favorite Js certainly helps of course. But their fantastic web presence, as showcased on their Instagram page, is a huge part of it too. Nice job fellas.
IG page: http://instagram.com/ubiqlife
Philly’s finest sneaker boutique also has a must-follow IG page. If you’re not on board already, fall back. Not only will you stay in the know with what Jordans they’ll be carrying, but you’ll also find out when their next dope collab will be hittin’.
IG page: http://instagram.com/wishatl
Putting it down for A-Town, Wish in Atlanta is an awesome sneaker shop. Their IG page is one of our favorites and they’re a must follow for those in the area to know when to go after Jordan drops in-store.
Sneaker Bar Detroit
Sneaker Bar Detroit is another of our favorite follows. With continuous daily updates on sneaker news and release information, they’re an easy follow if you’re into kicks.
IG page: http://instagram.com/ajordanxi
Steve Jaconetta is the release dates guru over at Sole Collector, so you know his info is legit. And he’s also got a killer Jordan collection to boot.
IG page: http://instagram.com/j23app
Predominantly highlighting just Jordans, with a name like J23, it’s clear what their bread and butter is. J23’s already got you covered with their great mobile app, so you know their Instagram page is on point.
IG page: http://instagram.com/complexsneakers
Well, if you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware of how awesome Complex’s sneaker team is. Their IG page continues that excellence, so if you’re not already following, you’ve been sleeping hard.
IG page: http://instagram.com/blends
Whether you’re looking for some awesome new Vans, or the hottest new Jordan drops, Blends holds down Southern Cali proper. From LA to OC to SD, Blends IG game is on point.
IG page: http://instagram.com/sizeofficial/
While UK’s size? has become more well known in recent years for their superb Nike collabs, they’re also one of the country’s best places to pick up the hottest Jordans. Trust us on this one, just hit follow.
IG page: http://instagram.com/ruvilla
With more than 80 locations throughout the US, Villa is more than a shop; it’s a movement. Their IG page is a great place to keep up to speed on all those latest Js you’ve been hoping to cop, especially in store and when/where they have big-time ‘Refresh’ restocks planned.
IG page: http://instagram.com/end_clothing
End is yet another high-end clothing boutique from across the pond. Peep their IG page and website to keep a step ahead of all those tunnel-visioned stateside sneakerheads.
IG page: http://instagram.com/bdgastore
One of Beantown’s finest purveyors of hot sneakers, simply put, Bodega is the spot. And their product shots aren’t too shabby either!
IG page: http://instagram.com/weartesters
While the crew at Wear Testers deals heavily in performance reviews, they stay on the news tip as well giving you first looks at upcoming Jordan releases, as well as reminding you when you can actually cop too.
IG page: http://instagram.com/corporategotem
Corporate holds it down for Cincinnati and if you’re anywhere near the area where they’re located, you’ll want to be following on IG as they get just about any and all coveted drops from Jordan Brand.
IG page: http://instagram.com/modernnotoriety
Clean, well-presented images are the name of the game with Modern Noteriety’s IG feed and as one of the top footwear news blogs out there, you know they’re on top of what’s coming next and when as far as Jordans are concerned.